When Asa Bishop was born on November 7, 1785, in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, his father, Captain John Bishop, was 52 and his mother, Serviah Kellogg, was 32. His father, the Captain John Bishop, had previously been married to Experience Harris and had 5 children with this first wife. Asa was 1 of the 5 children from Captain John Bishop’s 2nd marriage to Serviah Kellogg. Asa’s father, Captain John Bishop, was a 2nd Lt. in the French and Indian War and a captain in the Revolutionary War.
Asa married Mary “Polly” Sprague on January 10, 1807, in Henderson, New York. Asa and Polly had 11 children in 25 years. Asa died on June 10, 1872, in Berrien County, Michigan, having lived a long life of 86 years, and was buried there.
Asa’s wife Polly died in 1852, and Asa remained single after her death until his death in 1872. Asa moved to Michigan to live with his son and my direct ancestor, John Kellogg Bishop, after the death of his wife.
Asa served in New York, New York during the war of 1812.
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The children of Asa and Mary “Polly” were:
Harriet Bishop 1808-1885
Roxana Bishop 1811-1866
Anthony Sprague Bishop 1812-1895
Susan Maria Bishop 1814-1897
Adeline Sophronia Bishop 1817-1883
Norris Stearns Bishop 1819-1864
Emily Sophia Bishop 1821-
Appleton Asa Bishop 1822-1849
John Kellogg Bishop 1827-1906 (direct ancestor)
Abigail Jane Bishop 1829-
Laura Sophia Bishop 1833-1881